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The Resource The White Mountains, by John Christopher

The White Mountains, by John Christopher

Label
The White Mountains
Title
The White Mountains
Statement of responsibility
by John Christopher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Young Will Parker and his companions make a perilous journey toward an outpost of freedom where they hope to escape from the ruling Tripods, who capture mature human beings and make them docile, obedient servants
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Review
/* Starred Review */ Once a year the clockman came from Winchester, on an old jogging pack horse, to clean and oil (the clock) and put it right. Afterward he would drink camomile tea with my mother and tell her the news of the city and what he had heard in the villages through which he had passed." Reluctantly you come to realize that this is the alarming future not the quaint past, and without any explicit descriptions you know just what it's like to live in this pastoral, non-industrialized world controlled by the barely-understood, huge, mechanized, steel Tripods. Coming of age is recognized with the Capping ceremony--in which a Tripod fastens a permanent, metal, mind-controlling framework over the head. Will Parker, who tells the story, opts for escape and with two friends heads across Europe for the White Mountains where men can live primitively but free. It's a difficult journey to make, with physical dangers (Tripod hordes in hot pursuit) and more tantalizing distractions (an idyllic medieval castle and a beautiful princess make capping seem appealing). The trip covers a continent with a varying landscape but you always see the world with Will in his vividly conveyed milieu. The author has successfully transferred his special talents from the adult to the juvenile form in a classic plot made vital again. (Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 1967)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
087390
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christopher, John
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.C457
LC item number
Wh 1967
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
Reading level
6.2
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Tripods trilogy
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dystopias
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Science fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Dystopias
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Science fiction
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The White Mountains, by John Christopher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Sequel to: When the tripods came
  • Sequel: The city of gold and lead
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00192564
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780689856723
Lccn
67001262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)192564
Label
The White Mountains, by John Christopher
Publication
Note
  • Sequel to: When the tripods came
  • Sequel: The city of gold and lead
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00192564
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9780689856723
Lccn
67001262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)192564

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